Oregon Health & Science University

Associate Professor

Job Locations US-OR-Hillsboro
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Part-Time
Job Type
Radiation Medicine
Monday - Friday
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

Department Overview:

The physics section of the Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University provides medical physics services at the main campus and off-campus affiliates. The main department campus, Marquam Hill, has four vaults; a Tomotherapy HD unit, two Elekta Versa HD’s, and a Varian TrueBeam treatment unit. Additionally, we possess an Intrabeam unit, a Mobetron device, a Flexitron HDR unit, and a CT simulator. Planning systems include Eclipse, Oncentra, Plaque Simulator, iPlan, TomoPlan, Monaco, Velocity, and MIM. Affiliates include The Dalles, Hillsboro, and Beaverton; each having a single linear accelerator for external beam radiation therapy.


The Department of Radiation Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible faculty medical physicist. This appointee will join a team of 15 physicists and 10 dosimetrists, plus trainees. Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the clinical, research, and educational missions of the physics section, Department, and School of Medicine.


Reporting to the Vice Chair & Director of Physics, the appointee will provide technical expertise and clinical support in patient treatment planning, therapy machine/radioactive sources calibration, radiation safety, and new technology research and clinical implementation. The appointee must have a strong clinical background, excellent communication skills, and a strong interest in academic medical physics. Teaching responsibilities include the OHSU Clinical Medical Physics and physician residency programs, developing and teaching within the OHSU Medical Physics graduate courses, and supervising MS and PhD students’ research.

Function/Duties of Position

The duties of this position include the following, consistent with AAPM PP 1-J and MPPG 10.a:

  • Responsible for the systematic measurement, documentation, and assurance of the physical and dosimetric aspects of all radioactive sources and/or radiation producing equipment used in Radiation Medicine.
  • Performs acceptance testing and commissioning of all treatment-related equipment. This includes calibration of all radiation producing sources and maintenance of all information for their appropriate use.
  • Maintains a comprehensive quality assurance program that ensures patients are provided tumor localization, radiation treatment, and dose distributions as prescribed. This includes assurance of the accuracy of treatment unit parameters.
  • In collaboration with team, responsible for the development of treatment plans, acquisition and storage of data for treatment plans, calculation of dose distributions and machine settings for treatment delivery. Provides consultation to the Radiation Oncologist, and translates the desired treatment plan into a set of instructions for radiation therapists to execute.
  • Participates and becomes competent in the physics support for Brachytherapy.
  • Ensures that all local and national regulations and accreditation requirements as relating to medical physics are met and maintained. Serves as the radiation safety officer (designee) for the facility or as a member of the institution's Radiation Safety Committee.
  • Provides technical oversight of personnel (including, but not limited to, radiation therapists, medical dosimetrists, and service engineers). Establishes training and competency requirements and monitors maintenance of competencies for clinical medical physics tasks.
  • Provides institutional consultation on the development of clinical programs that utilize medical physics.
  • Participates in clinical education and training programs as needed to provide appropriate clinical training and supervision required for students. Provides formal and informal radiation physics training for all members of the care team necessary for safe and effective care of patients and employee safety.
  • Participates in informatics technology resource management. Develops and manages a quality assurance program for data transfer between clinical systems in radiation oncology.
  • Initiates and/or collaborates on related clinical development, clinical innovation or translational research projects.
  • Performs some organization and administration skills in the clinical, educational or research practice of Radiation Oncology Physics.

Required Qualifications

  • M. Sc. or equivalent degree in medical physics, radiological physics, or related field
  • Completion of a CAMPEP accredited clinical medical physics residency program or at least four years of broad clinical experience
  • Certification or board-eligible in therapeutic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology, American Board of Medical Physics, or Canadian College of Physicists in Medicine
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently & within a team, prioritizing team success

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in medical physics
  • Demonstrated ability to develop/implement new technologies
  • Experience with existing technology at OHSU (listed in the Department Overview)
  • Complementary research skills and interests to those currently within the physics group that support normal tissue toxicity reduction and/or online adaptive radiotherapy
  • Evidence of working with diverse communities in service, teaching, or research  

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please upload a cover letter describing your interest, qualification and experiences relevant to the job description, and a curriculum vitae.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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